Cover Crop Train Keeps Rolling On

Use hits all-time high at 83%, but more cereal rye seeded to trim costs.

No-Till Farmer readers appear firmly committed to using cover crops. The percentage of no-tillers using cover crops grew to 83% in 2017 — a 6-point jump over the prior year, an all-time high in the decade-old no-till benchmark study and the 6th consecutive year of growth.

With an average of 451 acres of cropland seeded to covers, no-tillers beat the 2016 record of 429 cropping acres on average seeded to cover crops.

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Darrell Bruggink

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